Let’s keep the Confetti community safe

The safety of our community is paramount, and we still have measures in place to help people protect themselves and others around them. Wearing a face covering is down to personal judgement but we respect decisions to wear them in indoor crowded spaces.

Hand sanitiser and masks are available in multiple locations across our campuses, we have increased our ventilation and are still maintaining regular cleaning of our teaching spaces and communal areas.

We know how rapidly the COVID-19 situation can change and we will continue to monitor Government and the Department for Education guidance, and will adapt our safety measures if and when required.

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Please be mindful of those around you. We encourage the wearing of face coverings in a crowded space.

Keep a respectful distance from others, avoiding close contact where you can

Support our enhanced cleaning regimes by using hand sanitisers and observing best hygiene practises

We encourage students and staff to continue to take regular Lateral Flow Tests (LFT).  These can be ordered for free here.

If you have a positive LFT or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 you will need to stay at home and take a PCR test. You should call the absence line on 0115 993 2315, or email absent@confetti.ac.uk and we’ll notify your tutor and provide any support you may need. If you develop any symptoms whist on site, please notify your tutor who will ensure you take a Lateral Flow Test.

Isolation rules have also changed for those who have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Please ensure you get your vaccinations, including boosters, when eligible.

We shall continue to follow Government guidelines.

We are strongly encouraging all those eligible to take up their offer of an approved COVID-vaccination.

Having a COVID-vaccination is an important measure to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and keep yourself and others safe.

Find out more including how to book your vaccination: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Please check your sources of information and make sure you make the right decision for you.

If you’ve had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting any dose of the vaccine.

 Should you test positive for COVID-19 or develop symptoms, you will need to keep us informed.

Symptoms to look out for include:

  • A new, continuous cough
  • High temperature
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

We encourage our community to keep testing regularly for COVID-19. If your test is positive you should self-isolate for ten days either when your symptoms started or when you took the test. You won’t have to take a PCR test to confirm your result. 

If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you shouldn’t physically attend Confetti. If you’re on campus, leave as soon as possible. Minimise contact with others.

You should contact the NHS to request a free COVID-19 test. You should self-isolate until you get your test results.

What to do if you develop symptoms/test positive

If you develop the symptoms listed above while on campus, please inform your tutor or a member of staff immediately (please maintain social distancing and wear a face covering when doing so) and go straight home.

You should:

  • Avoid touching anything, use anti-bac and wash hands regularly
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue and put it in the bin. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow
  • Avoid public transport to travel home, if possible

If you develop the symptoms listed above when you are not on campus, please DO NOT come to Confetti and inform the Absence Line immediately (0115 993 2315).

Degree-level students should also fill in the self-disclosure form available here.

What will happen after you inform us

Our teams will be in touch to establish:

  • Who you have come into contact with
  • What building/rooms you have been in
  • When the symptoms started

You will then be asked to self-isolate and call 119 or visit the NHS website and schedule to have a COVID-19 test. Please remain at home until the end of your self-isolation period.

What we will do to keep the community safe

Together with our Estates team we will organise the immediate deep clean of all areas that the student has been in contact with.

In the case of a suspected case (student reporting symptoms) we will inform all those that have been exposed. There is no need to self-isolate unless displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Please take extra-precautions regarding social distancing and handwashing.

In the case of a confirmed case (student reporting a positive test)  we will inform all those that have been exposed and ask that you follow current government guidelines for your circumstances.

When to stop self-isolating

You can stop self-isolating after 7 days if you do a rapid lateral flow test on days 6 and 7 of your self-isolation period and both tests are negative, you did both tests at least 24 hours apart and you do not have a high temperature.

If you do a rapid lateral flow test on day 6 and test positive, wait 24 hours before you do the next test.

If you would like to know more about our Covid-19 measures, please email us.